Last month, the Upper Pascack Valley’s clergy group held an interdenominational prayer rally for “love and solidarity” at Veterans Park in Park Ridge. Members of Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake were among the attendees. Clergy from participating synagogues included Rabbi Loren Monosov and Cantor Alan Sokoloff of Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley, Cantor Sarah Silverberg of Temple Beth Or in Washington Township, and Rabbi Gerald Friedman, rabbi emeritus of Temple Beth Sholom of Park Ridge.

Mayor Keith Misciagna welcomed the group, and pastors from several churches also took part. Attendees were given ribbons and asked to write their thoughts on them, and then they were tied together to create one large circle. Participants held the ribbon and sang “We Shall Overcome.”